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Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection

Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection features paintings, watercolors, and photographs by artists from the Caribbean and Brazil, and it demonstrates the diverse ways in which artists in the African diaspora record their histories and represent their cultures. Haiti features prominently, including in scenes of daily life painted by Haitian artist François Turenne des Pres and in Hector Hyppolite's depiction of Vodun, as well as in a print by African American modernist artist and storyteller Jacob Lawrence, who employs his iconic, bold palette to impart the history of Haiti's revolutionary 18th-century leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture. Other works--including an abstract painting by Afro-Brazilian artist José Roberto Leonel Barreto--attest to the influence of the African diaspora throughout the Americas.

This exhibition is curated by Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator and Program Manager.

Image: William Edouard Scott, Haitian Market (detail), 1931. Oil on board, 20 x 16 in. Collection of Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum. Gift of Dr. Joan S. Wallace